Designing Distributed Systems - Patterns and Paradigms for Scalable, Reliable Services

Brendan Burns

Key Insights from "Designing Distributed Systems"

  1. Abstractions and patterns: The book emphasizes the importance of using abstractions and patterns in designing distributed systems. It provides a comprehensive catalog of distributed system patterns.
  2. Single-Node patterns: Discusses a range of single-node patterns including the sidecar pattern, ambassador pattern, and adapter pattern.
  3. Serving patterns: It explains a variety of serving patterns such as sharding pattern, scatter and gather pattern, and function-as-a-service pattern.
  4. Batch computational patterns: Covers batch computational patterns with details on the map-reduce pattern and the work queue pattern.
  5. Event-driven patterns: Explains complex event-driven patterns like event sourcing and CQRS.
  6. Resilience:...

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